An action figure of Betty Boop drops in on a small toy shop; the other toys come to life and crown her their queen. But there's a big rag doll of King Kong... Based on the titular classical... See full summary »
After drawing Betty Boop, Max Fleischer (live-action) leaves the studio; Betty and Koko try amateur dentistry, releasing enough laughing gas to convulse the 'real world.' Written by
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This is a marvelous cartoon blending some live action footage with animation with incredible results. These days, animation is all too often no more than an excuse for marketing tie-ins or is one long commercial altogether. With some exceptions (Animaniacs is one of the good ones), the truly off-the-wall zaniness has vanished from most cartoons these days. Back in the 1930s, when even Disney would do some truly bizarre things, the Fleischers did marvelous shorts such as this one! Here, Betty and Koko do splendid and surreal things with ink and a bit of laughing gas to make seven minutes quite memorable and enjoyable. I always liked Koko anyway, but here he's especially delightful! In print and available. Well worth watching. Most highly recommended.
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